Parenting: The world will teach them

One of the reasons why many parents choose to homeschool their children is to be their primary and strongest influence. It was one of ours when we decided to homeschool Pablo, our eldest (and later on, his younger siblings), aside from finances and all other factors we considered. We wanted to raise our children to know Jesus and to adhere to the scriptures in how they live their lives, young as they are. We strongly believe that a child’s first 12 years are most critical in their character foundations. I have to admit that because our children have been closely […]

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Parenting & Homeschooling: Music and Discipline

I have been silently observing my eldest son’s progress with the keyboards the past few days. He only knows one song, he just had his first lesson with his dad last Monday, after all. But he’s been turning on that keyboard several times during the past two days and had been practicing the chords without prodding and singing along with it. I try not to make a big deal of it, at least not within his hearing. He’s turning 12 on Monday and no longer appreciates being fawned upon like a little boy. Pablo has always shown interest in the […]

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Taking Time Out!

It’s been pretty quiet in my blog email the past two weeks. The invitations to events have dwindled from less to zero, and sponsored posts have stopped coming. As a blogger, I know I should have been worried that this happened, but the truth is, I’m quite relieved. This is the way it should be. I’ve got one last client to write a blog for, but I’m going to need to find the time to visit their branch and register for their class to be able to do so. Other than that, I’ve got no plans on signing up for […]

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Homeschooling: Breaking mindset on special awards

I wasn’t sure about about letting the kids join last school year’s moving up day. The kids don’t really attend Christian Legacy on a regular basis. They’re home schooled and just go there once a week to attend music, arts, P.E. and elective classes, and to mingle with other kids; so they are not really eligible for any real awards. But the MAPEH students are invited to join the annual event and are given “special” awards by their instructors. For me they were only “make up” awards.┬áIn one of our visits to the South, I told my mom how I […]

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Kinky Boots Manila is proof you shouldn’t judge a musical by its title

At a glance, it’s easy to assume that the musical, Kinky Boots Manila, is all about LGBT and it can easily be taken as that especially if you have not seen the show and have only seen the pictures on social media and read some reviews. I’ve watched the show four times before I caught on with some of the dialogues because, well, it’s easy to get diverted to the fabulous entertainment right before you. But in my humble opinion, to say that it’s only about LGBT undermines the genius of playwright Harvey Fierstein. How do I put it? For […]

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